The Portable Walt Whitman
Penguin, 30 դեկ, 2003 թ. - 608 էջ
A comprehensive collection of Whitman's most beloved works of poetry, prose, and short stories
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Yet always preserve a kind spirit & demeanor to 16. BUT PURSUE HER NO MORE. Whatever else this document tells us, it clearly shows the excruciating power of shame. Even in a private notebook, Whitman censored himself.
He insists on the fleshiness of spirit and the spiritual value of flesh. The paradoxical gesture is made so often, and so pointedly, that Whitman sometimes seems a prophet of the modern value on transgression for its own sake.
His project of finding beauty in mere existence allows him to get beyond the usual preference for the ideal over the actual, spirit over body. This dialectic is a constant source of movement organizing his verse.
... literary or poetic form, and uncompromisingly, my own physical, emotional, moral, intellectual, and aesthetic Personality, in the midst of, and tallying, the momentous spirit and facts of its immediate days, and of current America.
... And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own, And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers, And that a kelson of ...